retirement http://hppr.org en Retiring to the farm anything but quiet http://hppr.org/post/retiring-farm-anything-quiet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not just lifelong farmers who feel the pull of the land as they get older. For some Americans, retirement is an opportunity to begin the farming dream.</span></p><p>“I wanted to be able to be active and have a pastime that ensured physical activity,” said beginning farmer Tom Thomas, who at 65 still has the physical fitness to wrestle and brand steers at his son’s ranch in Oklahoma.&nbsp;</p><p>Thomas retired two years ago after teaching exercise physiology for 35 years and he knew what he wanted to do next.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 18617 at http://hppr.org Retiring to the farm anything but quiet